Boswellia is probably best known as frankincense, and is well known within the family Burseraceae.
Jason will cover a wide range of topics including history, the species, cultivation, hybridization and staging. The presentation is geared toward less emphasis on the general cultivation but more discussion on individual species. The intent is to present all nineteen species in the genus showing habitat photos as well as cultivated plants, and to share a brief propagation method specific to each species.
Jason is part owner of the Miniatree Garden, a Tempe nursery whose primary focus is on the Burseraceae family with an emphasis on the Boswellia, Bursera and Commiphora species. He was intimately involved with the arboretum at Arizona State University and spent twenty years introducing a diverse group of species on the main campus which ultimately received "arboretum" status. In short, one could say that Jason is passionate about "plants" either in habitat or in cultivation.
Please invite your friends and anyone interested to join us for a great program, meet Jason and enjoy a discussion on the Boswellia.